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COMM285 - Interpersonal Communications

Course Details

Course Code: COMM285 Course ID: 2918 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to focus on communication within the workplace, personal activities, and family life in order to establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. This course serves as an introduction to major theories and empirical research regarding the role of interpersonal communication as it relates to personal, contextual, and cultural variables in the development of various types of relationships.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the components of interpersonal communications
  • Assess emotions experienced during personal relationships
  • Review power plays in personal relationships
  • Explore how a personal relationship can become addictive or destructive
  • Examine interpersonal communication within the workplace
NameGrade %
Forums 35.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.38 %
Week 2 Forum 4.38 %
Week 3 Forum 4.38 %
Week 4 Forum 4.38 %
Week 5 Forum 4.38 %
Week 6 Forum 4.38 %
Week 7 Forum 4.38 %
Week 8 Forum 4.38 %
Reaction Paper 10.00 %
Week 6: Reaction Paper 10.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
Week 4: Developing the Research Paper 15.00 %
Week 7: Research Paper 15.00 %
Quizzes 15.00 %
Week 1 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 2 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 3 Quiz 3.75 %
Week 5 Quiz 3.75 %
Final Exam 10.00 %
Week 8 Final Exam 10.00 %

Book Title: Intimate Relationships, 7th Ed - The VitalSource e-book is provided via the APUS Bookstore
Author: Miller, Rowland
Publication Info: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780077861803


Book Title: Confusing Love with Obsession, Revised - eBook available via the APUS Online LIbrary
Author: Moore, John
Publication Info: Hazelden
ISBN: 9781592853564


Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #. You must be logged in to eCampus first to access the links.
Author: N/A
Publication Info: N/A
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:Intimate Relationships, 7th Ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom; hard copy not available from the bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780077861803
Publication Info:VS-McGraw-Hill
Author:Miller, Rowland
Unit Cost:$186.55
Electronic ISBN:1260197549
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00
Book Title:Confusing Love with Obsession, Revised - eBook available via the APUS Online LIbrary
ISBN:9781592853564
Publication Info:Hazelden
Author:Moore, John
Unit Cost:$11.67
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.